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Published May 6, 1988 | public
Journal Article

Femtosecond real-time dynamics of photofragment-trapping resonances on dissociative potential energy surfaces


The real-time dynamics of wave packet resonance (due to photofragment trapping) in the reaction of NaI is reported using femtosecond transition-state spectroscopy (FTS). The observed oscillation frequency and delay give the effective vibrational frequency of the trapping well and the probability of leaving the well, respectively. The energy dependence of the wave packet oscillation provides the shape of the quasi-bound potential well in NaI.

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© Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. Received 7 April 1988. This work was supported by the AFOSR (Grant No. 87-0071).

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